Porter's Liniment Salve

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For burns, cuts, bruises, sores, wounds, chapped and cracked skin, boils, rectal irritations, felons, itch, tetter, cold on the chest, lumbago, varicose veins, garget and eczema. For stock. Cuts, scratches, collar and saddle galls, bruises, sore teats on cows, caked udder.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1916
maker
George H. Rundle Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Piqua
Physical Description
chloretone, 4 gr. to ounce (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 3 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
1979.0798.175
accession number
1979.0798
catalog number
1979.0798.175
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
subject
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Veterinary Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

My Sainted great grandmother lived with when i was little. I'm 63, would not have lived past 10 without it. We put it on every thing. I still do (I love the smell, nostalgia I guess).
My mom has had the same can for at least 26 years, which is how old I am. Works well for preventing a kid licking her lips.
When to Doctor with Toe Nail infection, took Anti-biotic for 8 days, Used Anti-biotic salve and dressing for 10 days. Still had the infection, came home, went out to barn grabbed the can of Porter's salve, I use on my horse with great results. Wrapped my toe for 2 nights, toe looks 100% better, infection almost gone. Next time I see my foot Doc. I'm gone to give him a can. I am 75 and never been without the salve, have used it for every thing you can imagine.. One thing, can you change the smell.
I'm 22 years old and this is still my family's go-to. At least 5 generations of my family have used it, from my great grandparents all the way down to my nephews. Porter's Salve is just one of those timeless remedies. Here's to another 5 generations!
"Ditto, Ditto to both Marion and Brian! I am also in my 60's and my father and grandparents also have used for decades.- 100 % better than corn husker's lotion for cracked skin, So interesting that it is featured in the museum!!!"
"I purchased my most recent can through Amazon as, like Marion, it can be tough to find locally. I'm 60+ and this has been in our household for as long as I can remember. I wish my dad / grandmother were still around to ask how long they had been been using it."
Trying to find this product in local stores. Bought last container about 2 years ago. Best for bug bites and cuts. Stops pain in paper cuts immediately. Our family has used it for years.

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